Posts tagged with "vintage"



16. April 2021
Although neither the first, nor the largest in terms of billings or staff, Carl Crow Inc undoubtedly was the most famous advertising agency of old Shanghai – thanks to its founder, American ad-man, author and adventurer Mr. Carl Crow. his company never employed more than 20 people - three times fewer than the Chinese Commercial Advertising Agency (C.C.A.A.) and six times fewer than its British competitor Millington Ltd. - but it was well known for its family-like company culture and secondly...
10. April 2021
Shen Bao, formerly transliterated as Shun Pao or Shen-pao (Chinese: 申報), known in English as Shanghai News, was a newspaper published from 30 April 1872 to 27 May 1949 in Shanghai, China. The influence of the newspaper in early 20th century Shanghai was so great that Shen Bao zhi, literally "Shen-pao paper", became a generic term for newspaper or newsprint.
05. April 2021
18. March 2021
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11. January 2021
After several endeavors in the salts and copper industry the British entrepreneur William Gossage founded the The Gossage Soap Company in 1850. After a first success with silicated soap, the company faced a first threat in 1884 – Lever Brother’s Sunlight Soap. The new Sunlight was a technical and commercial novelty. Gossage's response was to produce their own similar soap, also wrapped, branded and advertised. This was 'Gossage’s Magical Soap', whose logo included a wizard and mystical...
05. October 2020
1930s advertisement poster by Japanese skincare brand "Rolling" (珞玲牌化粧品) together with matching original products. Incl. a spelling mistake of the manufacturers Name T. Matsumoto Co.. Little is known about the company except that it was from Osaka and that it's China head office was in Harbin, then part of the Empire of Manchuria.
28. September 2020
From the middle of the 19th century, preventing dangerous diseases caused by polluted water, such as typhus or cholera, was a great concern to many people, not only in Vienna. Only few households had a guaranteed supply of clean water. One was in danger despite or perhaps especially because of having an own well. The pollution increased as the population grew and the first supply networks did not suffice in the least. In 1873, the first spring water line supplied pure water to many Viennese...
31. August 2020
In the 22nd year of the Republic of China (1933) the Trademark Office of the Ministry Of Industry compiled the first volume of "Trademark Transactions of the Ministry of East Asia" (東亞之部商標彙刊). The publication of the book was a significant event in the industrial and commercial circles of the time. It received extensive attention from all walks of life. Over 100 senior government officials, celebrities and scholars such as Lin Sen, Yu Youren, Sun Ke, Song Ziwen, Li Zongren, Wang...
20. July 2020
13. July 2020

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